According to officials on Tuesday, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) successfully rescued approximately 40 tourists who were stranded near Nathula in Sikkim as a result of heavy rainfall.
The Guwahati Defence PRO released an official statement regarding the rescue operation carried out by the BRO, stating that 40 stranded tourists near Nathula in Sikkim due to heavy rainfall were rescued by the BRO Karmayogies. Following their rescue, the BRO provided the tourists with hot meals and shelter in their detachments, and once the road was opened, they were sent back to Gangtok.
The statement added that this display of selfless dedication is a characteristic trait of the BRO, which operates under the capable leadership of their DG, Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted an escalation in the current rainy season in Sikkim and other parts of Northeast India for the next five days.
According to the IMD, light to moderate rainfall of scattered to fairly widespread intensity, along with thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds, will persist in Northeast India from Monday to Friday (May 1-5).